How was your experience with Rami Kaldas at Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery, and Pregnancy?
We were very scared and discouraged at the point in our journey that we met Dr. Kaldas. I had 3 miscarriages including 1 D&C at this point and have had years of disappointment and many many months of fertility medication.
Dr Kaldas was the most kind, companionate, smart, confident Dr we had ever met. He spent 30-45 minutes just talking to us about our journey, telling us about experiences in his career, what probable causes could be and reassuring us that he will come to a conclusion and will deliver us a baby in our future. Within 2 minutes of a pelvic exam he diagnosed me with endometriosis, ran additional blood to gain more insight than the fertility blood tests results that we had previously to provide him.
From the surgery to the birth of our daughter and every single biweekly visit inbetween Dr. Kaldas was unwavering in his approach and expertise. I've referred SEVERAL friends, family, & complete strangers to him and have seen so many of them turn into overjoyed first time parents shortly after. He is absolutely wonderful and I am and will continue to see him for all future pregnancies. I'm excited for him to deliver our second child in march!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Rami Kaldas at Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery, and Pregnancy?
Be patient!!! He's amazing and very very busy. It may take a little while to get in specifically with him but trust me...it's worth the wait!!!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Rami Kaldas at Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery, and Pregnancy?
He was the most patient, caring, confident doctor of the 4 we have seen. He NEVER rushed a visit and he always explained everything in a way that my husband and I could understand. He told us the only way he wouldn't be delivering our baby was if he was out of the country...and he DID deliver our miracle rainbow.
Describe the protocols Rami Kaldas used in your cycles at Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery, and Pregnancy and their degree of success.
Diagnosis from consultation and pelvic exam:
*Irregular Menatral Cycle
The next day he performed an Ultrasound, Sonohystogram (have had one previously with a different doc), and a Pre Op Exam...
*Endometriosis of Pelvic Peeitoneum
Follicle stimulating hormone
Hbaic and est av flu, blood
Testosterone total and free
Ana/antinuclear antibodies, ifa w/reflc ctd ab
Antithrombin activity blood
Beta-2 glycoprotein 1 antibodies, igg/igm, serum
Complete blood ct w/ diff
MTHFR C677T MUTATION ANALYSIS
Partial Thromboplastin time
phospholipid ab, igm, and igg
Pregnancy test,serum qual
Protein c activity plasma
Protein s antigen blood
PROTHROMIN G20210A MUTATION BLOOD
(***two in caps are what came back abnormal***)
ENDOMETRIOSIS SURGERY DIAGNOSIS:
*stage 4---Both ovaries, right side was quadruple the size of the left--covered and swollen from Endometrioma, Rectum pinching toward uterus, near appendix and on bladder.
BLOOD WORKUP RESULTS-TREATMENT METHOD:
40ml Lovenox injections daily once pregnant.
Progesterone suppositories first 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Daily baby asprine forever
Gave us the option to try on our own for 3 months then try iui if that didn't work. We were pregnant without any fertility medication after the FIRST cycle after the endometriosis surgery. Started the suggested medications indicated above and we had a perfectly healthy pregnancy and baby born 9 months later. :)
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery, and Pregnancy. (Assigned nurse: Laura and Kate)
They were very patient, consoling, understanding, and you could tell they had faith in their doctor.
Describe your experience with Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery, and Pregnancy.
They're incredibly timely with results and return phone calls. Extremely clean and state of the art facility. Allowed me to book out entire future visit plan so I'd be sure to have Dr. Kaldas for all of my visits. Very easy to get to--off 41 close to the mall in Appleton. Does his surgeries and deliveries at Theda Care in Neenah which is comforting because they have a NICU.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Rami Kaldas at Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery, and Pregnancy.
My treatments we covered because we were coded as habitual aborters through insurance after our 3 documented miscarriages.